• November 26, 2010
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The quarterfinal round of the 52kg and 75kg categories in the 2010 Asian Games boxing competition was held on Saturday.

Leading the cast in the 52kg class is Filipino Rey Saludar, who stopped Nepal's Puran Rai in the first round. Saludar, who also stopped his opponent in the previous round, hit his opponent with solid one-two combinations, prompting the referee to stop the bout at the 1:45 mark.

Saludar will face Japan's Katsuaki Susa for a place in the final. The Japanese was equally impressive, stopping Chinese Taipei's Lin Yu Che in the second round of their bout.

The other semi-final will pit China's Chang Yong against India's Suranjoy Singh Mayengbam. Chang defeated North Korean Pak Jong-chol 9-5 while Mayengbam ousted Uzbekistan's Shahriyor Isakov 4-2.

The semi-finalists in the 75kg have also been determined.

Danabek Suzhanov of Uzbekistan was the first to march into the medal round, thanks to his 9-3 victory over Kyrgyzstan's Asadullo Boimurodov.He will next face Kazakhstan's Abbos Atoev, who clobbered Mongolian Shinebayar Narmandakh 10-1.

Also reaching the last four was Iran's Mohammad Sattarpour, who sent home Iraq's Waheed Waheed 8-5. Awaiting him in the semi-finals is Vijender Singh of India. The Beijing Olympics bronze medallist posted a 13-2 win over South Korean Cho Deok-jin.

The fifth day of boxing competition kicked off with bouts in the 49kg division. First to chalk up a win was Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng, who beat Kyrgyzstan's Azat Usenaliev 9-1.North Korea's Sung Song-guk followed him into the quarterfinals by beating Sri Lankan Chaminda Tennakoon 15-2.

In other results, Phoilevy Hatsanai of Laos stopped Abilio Orlando dos Santos of Timor Leste; Olympic champion Zou Shiming of China crushed Uzbekistan's Jasurbek Latipov 9-2; Shin Jong-hun of South Korea conquered Nazari Mohammad Arif of Afghanistan 13-3; Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan blanked Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia 9-0.

Joining them in the next phase were Filipino Victorio Saludar, who beat Turkmenistan’s Zarip Jumayev 12-3, and India's Amandeep Singh, who thrashed Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem 11-0.

In the men's 69kg division, Omar Amedshayev of Turkmenistan ousted Dilbag Singh of India 8-0, while Uktamjon Rahmonov of Uzbekistan stopped Truong Dinh Hoang of Vietnam in the second round.Iran's Sepahvandi Morteza stopped Kuwait's Alazemi Khaled while China's Maimaitituersun Qiong cruised to a 16-6 win over South Korean Jun Young-nam.

In the lower half of the draw, Mongolian Jargal Otgonjargal beat Afghanistan's Azimi Najibllah 6-1; Filipino Wilfredo Lopez dumped Pakistan's Arshad Hussein 12-5; Chinese Taipei's Chang Wei Jen ousted Thai Saensit Apichet 10-5; Kazakh Serik Sapiyev posted a Referee Stopped Contest win over Malaysian HJ Mohd Haron Muhamad Farkhan.

Kevin High


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